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Cecil King (1921-1986)


(Screenprint, A/P, x/xxv)

Cecil King was an Irish abstract-minimalist painter who was largely self-taught as an artist. He had his first one-man show in 1959, but worked in the printing industry and did not become a full-time artist until 1964. While he began painting in an expressionist manner, this piece (purchased in 1974) is typical of his mature style which involved clean blocks of even colour cleaved at an acute angle.

A print named Red Intrusion, a silkscreen print, won the gold medal at the fourth international Graphic Biennial, Frechen, West Germany, in 1976.

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